About a fun release party which provided an opportunity to interact with the message of a new children's book that teaches about respect.
While preparing for the launch party for “The Nice, New Karate Kid,” I needed a good antonym for the word trouble. And it had to be in regards to an antidote for the type of Trouble monster that plagued the new karate kid. This was no easy task!
Dojo Kun Character Books books help readers recognize and fight negative character traits such as laziness and procrastination. Instead, they learn to build good character.
This fourth book in a series is about a kid who has disrespect and trouble. The main idea and purpose is that this book promotes respect.
You may have seen in my books that I am into traditional Okinawa. That's why I wrote this wistful, gritty poem, an ode to the Ryukyu Kingdom.
Someone, and in the case of my books, something has to be the bad guy. The third book’s villain is a Quitting monster. And the form it takes to help teach kids about perseverance has not yet been revealed.
Learn a bit about the bad "guy" in a children's character-building picture book through her garden plans. She is called Dishonesty and is a spider. In the story, she weaves tangled webs around two karate friends, encouraging them to lie and fib. If she had her own plot for growing, here is what Dishonesty’s garden would include. You might learn a little about plants too!
The plot of Jenifer Tull-Gauger's new children's picture book includes karate and the adoption of a dog. Its publication will be celebrated with Karate with your Dog at the launch party.
Dishonesty is the name of the antagonist in my new children’s picture book, "The Two True Karate Kids." She is depicted as a yellow and green spider monster that changes sizes. Not seen in the book, here’s a picture of Dishonesty as a Baby.
Needing a somewhat ominous and serious-looking dishonesty spider for the antagonist in my children's picture book, I researched spider photos. After some advice from one of my art critiquers, I came up with a second round of concept art shared here.